Tata Motors Chairman, Owner Of Taj Mahal Hotel, Claims They "Had…

Tata Motors parent company, Tata Group, owns the Taj Mahal Hotel at the center of the deadly attacks in Mumbai ending this morning. News the same company producing the Tata Nano, the cheapest car in the world, also owns one of the largest and nicest hotels in India shouldn't come as a surprise given the Tata Group… » 11/30/08 12:01am 11/30/08 12:01am

Tata Nano Tester Spotted Amid Rumors Of December Launch

Amateur spy shooters in the right place at the right time snagged these great photos of the Tata Nano » 10/27/08 11:00am 10/27/08 11:00am undergoing testing — revealing the interior for the first time since the Geneva show. The micro-sized $2,500 "people's car" being championed by Indian industrial giant Ratan Tata faces an uphill battle after its…

Commenter Of The Day: Reversal Of Fortune Edition

Try this on for size: Between the wars, at its pinnacle in the 20th century, Britain exerted dominion over almost half a billion people. Yes, yes, it would all go completely to crap in less than 50 years and leave us associating the UK with the likes of the Spice Girls, Simon Cowell and Amy Winehouse. Imperialists… » 3/27/08 6:15pm 3/27/08 6:15pm

Ford Officially Selling Jaguar, Land Rover To Tata For $2.3 Billion,…

While many decided yesterday to report "officially" that Ford was shaking Jaguar and Land Rover free to the Indian subcontinent for $2.6 billion we knew it was prudent to wait and report it as merely rumor because that number just didn't sound right. That's because here at Jalopnik, we "get" the US auto industry and… » 3/26/08 8:31am 3/26/08 8:31am

CNBC Asia Reporting Tata, Ford To Close Deal For Jaguar, Land Rover…

The version of "America's Business Channel" spiced with a taste of Asia is reporting Tata's close to finalizing a deal with Ford for Jaguar and Land Rover we've been reporting on for what seems like forever. A Tata Group spokesman said discussions were still going on and the company had no guidance to give reporters… » 3/25/08 11:51am 3/25/08 11:51am

Could The Jaguar E-Type Be Making A Return?

Despite the ongoing shenanigans between Ford and TATA over the sale of Jaguar and Land Rover, there are whispers emerging about the possible revival of the venerable Jaguar E-Type. Australia's Courier Mail is reporting Jag honchos are considering the revival of what many consider the most beautiful production car to… » 3/13/08 3:30pm 3/13/08 3:30pm

First Video of Tata Nano - 2008: A Nano Odyssey



If the 2008 Tata Nano is as dramatic as its unveil would have you believe, it will soon be learning how to use tools and build space stations. We covered the unveiling of the Tata Nano earlier, but this shaky video is the first we've seen of the little car that could as it bowed at the 2008 Delhi Auto Show. We're… » 1/10/08 10:30am 1/10/08 10:30am

Huffing and Puffing: Tata Electric Car To Run on Compressed Air?

After 14 years worth of research, design and testing, former Formula 1 driver Guy Negre has done what I did back in 7th grade — make an air-powered car. Okay, my air car was a little less complex than this design, but it got third place in the shop class race off and had flames on its tiny, 8-inch long chassis. Now,… » 1/10/08 8:15am 1/10/08 8:15am

The $2500 Tata Nano, Unveiled in India

After months of rumors and tantalizing leaks — and as we first told you earlier this week — Indian automaker Tata Motors has finally unveiled the Tata Nano — its already legendary $2,500 (1-lakh)car. As expected, the car that Tata claims will change the face of not only the Indian car market, but the global auto… » 1/10/08 5:41am 1/10/08 5:41am

It's Official, Ford Confirms It Is Trying To Sell Jaguar Land Rover To…

Confirming what we already knew about the Ford Jaguar Tata Land Rover Deal, Ford announced that it was in talks with Tata considering the sale of those brands. The statement came from Lewis Booth, Chairman of Ford of Europe and the Premier Automotive Group (Land Rover/Jaguar/Volvo), which will soon only include Volvo.… » 1/03/08 11:15am 1/03/08 11:15am

Tata Could Win Bid For Jaguar and Land Rover Today... Or Much Much Later

Though there are reports that Tata will announce winning the bid for Jaguar and Land Rover today, we tend to believe those that say the company is merely going to get "preferred-bidder status," meaning that Tata will get the bid unless negotiations falter. Also, it's kind of a big story so unless Ford is trying to… » 12/21/07 10:00am 12/21/07 10:00am

Rover, Jaguar Expected To Be Bought By Indian Automaker Tata Motors

It looks like Ford's premium brands, Jaguar and Land Rover, will end up in the hands of a company rabidly trying to both seal a deal to boost national pride as well as to develop and promote a $2,500 car. Ford Motor Co. is expected to announce this week that Tata Motors is the preferred bidder for the two companies.… » 12/17/07 10:00am 12/17/07 10:00am

Tata Motors Promises $2500 Car To Rupee-Pinching Indians

In a move likely to send jillions of Hindustan Ambassadors edging that much closer to the cruel jaws of The Crusher, Tata Motors of India has announced its plans to build a "1-Lakh Car" for the masses (a Lakh is 100,000 rupees, roughly equivalent to 2,500 US dollars). Other than announcing the price, Tata is playing… » 8/29/07 5:15pm 8/29/07 5:15pm